Age Warning: Prejudices and Sexual innuendos, probably 15 and up...
Published By: Eloquent Enraptures Publishing/ Smashwords
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Date Released: October 29, 2010
Provided By: Author
Set in Alaska in 2040, Melissa Marn and Bruce Wilder must work under the iron fist of the SCM, while still trying to maintain humanity. Discovering a world of shifters and hybrids, the scientists must struggle with human prejudice and betrayal. With the original ancestors, dubbed shifters, still living on earth, humans are in the midst of a fifteen year old war. As the eldest hybrids, Unseen and Diamond, learn about humans the hard way, with the loss of loved ones and sacrifices, love on planet earth proves challenging.
Just going to state this straight up: If you haven't read The Hunted of 2060, you can still read this before you read that one. Because hint hint it's a prequel! But this review is going to have really bad spoilers to 2060.
The Shifters of 2040 is a really great prequel to The Hunted of 2060 by Ami Blackwelder! It brings you more background into the original book in the series, and helps you understand more about the reasons Melissa gave up April and Arquet and who Bruce really is, which wasn't really stated that in depth in the first book.
Melissa Mauren, is a scientist for the SCM, and a good one at that. Together with Bruce during the course of the book develops a new "product" that will change the course of history forever, especially for national security. But what she doesn't know is that the man she brought home from Kinko Bar one night wasn't actually a man but a shifter. The alien species that invaded Earth on 2020, but were harmless till 2025 when they were found out. That man, gave her the one thing she never thought she would never have: a family, but in the end a deadly secret. Bruce her lab partner, and a man that wants to be more than just friends, is there every step of the way for Melissa through out the book. And is actually quiet a brave man at that compared to some others. Also there's Melissa's father, and about a ton of other generals, and soldiers involved in the story and taking down of the shifters race. But also there are a few other characters that also appear in 2040, like Unseen, Diamond and some of the other hybrids (but at this point their mostly under 5).
So check out Ami's book, The Shifter of 2040. It's a great book, and after reading The Hunted of 2060, gave me more information about this world that Ami has created. Ami is planning to next release The Hybrids of 2050, in this series, and I'm wondering who it will focus on this time (I'm hoping Arquet!).
About the Author:
Ami Blackwelder is a forbidden romance writer in the paranormal and historical romance genres. Her unique experiences allow her an original perspective and a plethora of ideas to entertain readers. She grew up in Florida and attended UCf. In 1997 she received her BA in English and acquired her teaching credentials. She decided to travel overseas to teach and worked in Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, China and Korea. Thailand is considered her second home now. She has always loved writing and wrote child stories, poems and short stores since childhood and some of her poetry has been published in Korea, Thailand. She won the best Fiction Award of 1997 at her University and achieved the semi-finals for the Laurel Hemingway short story contest. However, her books and novels began when she was in Thailand. Beginning with three spiritual books, she has stretched her arms into the world of fiction and has written a handful of novels so far.